Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. Actually, for me, every day is a perfect day for reading a picture book. And today we have one that will win everyone’s heart. It’s brand new…not even out yet…and I was lucky enough to get a copy of the F&G’s…but if you leave a comment on this blog post today, you might win a copy of the real thing.
But before we talk about today’s featured book, we need to announce the winner of Susanna Hill’s giveaway from last week’s Perfect Picture Book Friday post. And the winner is…
Congratulations, Sandy! I’ll send a joint email to you and Susanna so she can mail your prize to you.
And now it’s time for today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday pick.
HELLO GOODBYE DOG
Written by: Maria Gianferrari
Illustrated by: Patrice Barton
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (July 2017)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 3
For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.
Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.
But Moose can’t be held back for long. Through a series of escalating escapes, this loyal dog always finds her way back to Zara, and with a little bit of training and one great idea, the two friends find a way to be together all day long.
Why I like this book:
- Great text and page turns
- Wonderful illustrations
- Full of humor and heart
- Perfect launch pad for discussions about relationships, friendships, and how animals help us
PAPER BAG PUPPET – DOG
Photo courtesy: http://www.dltk-kids.com
Just give me a group of young children, a stack of paper bags, and some scissors, glue, markers and construction paper – we’ll be happy for hours.
And to make this adorable dog puppet, that’s all you’ll need.
For detailed instructions, go here: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/pets-dogs.htm
Check out your local library…ours has a therapy dog that comes once a week to listen to the children read.
Please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway for a copy of HELLO GOODBYE DOG. And there is more picture book awesomeness afoot!
Tomorrow’s Will Write for Cookies post has a special giveaway…a Picture Book Manuscript CRITIQUE from author Maria Gianferrari. DON’T MISS IT!
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!